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tonight being the people of the district september a message loud and clear. >> you are looking at the man who will in all likelihood soon
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be the next mayor of washington, d.c. council chairman vincenty defeating adrian fenty. fenty has conceded in the democratic primary. these are the latest results with about 90% of the precincts reporting. gray leaks fenty 53% to 46% and the "washington post" has declared gray the winner. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. there were some scary moments as staffers waited for election results to come in at fenty campaign headquarters. a volunteer fell and crashed through a plate glass window all while care engray houston was live on the air. >> those are the people who were targeted by the get out to vote effort -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaped against the glass and it broke out. >> that volunteer fell through
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a nine by nine foot window and was bleeding badly from the head. we are told he was conscious and talking when he walked to an ambulance. we'll have more on gray's big win as well. you can see the results at the bottom of your screen. first, let's get a check of weather with tucker. >> nice cool start today. we have temperature in the others and low 60s. you happening in there. plenty of sunshine. highs later today back in the low 80s. let's get to it. we'll take a look at current conditions. we are talking about nice clear skies out there. you can see just a few clouds will be streaming through during the morning hours. generally a mostly sunny day. even more sunshine than during the day yesterday. winds will be lighter too as we get into the daytime hours. lots of 50s this morning. 54 in frederick. 54 in harrisonburg. 55 in owe someone city.
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64 here in downtown washington. again, our afternoon high temperatures after a cool start, nice, warm afternoon, 83 degrees. couple of changes in the forecast as we get into tomorrow. i'll have details on that for you in just a couple of minutes. more primary results and a folkous prince george's county where rushern baker has won democratic nomination for county executive. he beat out four chal engers including sheriff michael jackson. the race for governor in maryland is set. it will be a rematch of the 2006 battle between bob ehrlich and martin o'malley. o'malley won the democratic nomination with 83% of the vote if we could take a look at the numbers now. if not, you can keep an eye on the numbers at the bottom of the screen. ehrlich won the republican nomination winning nearly 80% of the votes. primaries were held in several other states with a huge post-
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election result coming out of delaware. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: a night of surprises after voters cast their primary vote. in delaware, christine o'donnell upset mike cassel in the senate primary. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> reporter: the sarah palin- backed tea party candidate has no experience in elective office. she will face chris kunz in november. >> sadly all andrew offers us is status cuomo. >> reporter: new york's charlie rangel prevailed. >> if they take an example from us, country would be better
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off. that is make the judgment of the facts. >> reporter: 08-year-old rangel is all but guaranteed to keep his house seat. it would be his 21st term. another senator is set to face off against feingold. >> folks, this is i fi economic future for our fundamental freedom and it is a fight that we absolutely must win. >> reporter: one state still has to vote before primary season is over. hawaiians go to the polls on saturday in a competitive race. their democratic primary for governor. ainsley earhart, fox news. good morning as we take a live look over the washington washington monument on this
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wednesday, september 15th. hopefully look took -- looking to be a gorgeous one out there. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check of the weather. for the latest on the weather, tucker is here. not much more to say than wow, we're having some pretty good weather. no rain j we need the rain. maybe tomorrow. not in the forecast today. you said it. nice start to the day. very comfortable conditions out there. temperature right now, 64 degrees. no winds, they've lightened up. as we get through the next couple of hours, we'll see a nice sunrise this morning. just fair weather clouds. no rain and/or thunderstorm activity. that arrives late in the day tomorrow and tonight tomorrow
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night, at least the possibility arrives tomorrow. lots of sunshine, cool morning, warm afternoon. might need a jacket for the next couple of hours. by this afternoon, back to the low to mid-80s. >> lets he get a check now of traffic with julie wright. >> good morning to you. not looking so bad with all lanes open. you will find traffic running smoothly in each direction at the wilson bridge. the trip north between college park and bethesda, 95 is where they had lingering construction. no problems to report right now at the american legion bridge. traffic flowing freely between tyson's and bethesda. you will find the lanes are open close in on 66 working your way eastbound east of nutley street to the beltway. vincent gray has won the democratic primary in the race for d.c. mayor. the d.c. council chairman beat out mayor adrian fenty who was
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running for re-election with 90% of precincts reporting now. gray winning 53 to 46%. now, gray's victory virtually fair tease he will be the next mayor of d.c. since there is no republican running in november's general election. matt ackland joins us with more. >> reporter: you are right. this basically guarantees that vincent gray will be the next mayor of the district of columbia. i know you just talked about a percentage. let me break down the votes for you really quickly. at -- we are told that vincent guy had quite a rally where he brought everyone together saying it was time for us to get over this twigs between he and the mayor and now for
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district residents to come together -- get over this division. we are told that the mayor has conceded the primary and plans to call chairman gray this morning. we heard from both candidates last night. >> make no mistake. we will work tirelessly to put district residents back to work. and we will not only tackle the employment crisis but we will also give our small business owners the support they need and they want to succeed. >> that is how it goes sometimes. all elects are different. i always tell people that you are never going to know what is going to happen until the night of the election. >> reporter: so a lot of people have been talking about what comes next. could the mayor run as an independent or a write-in. the mayor has said in the past publicly that he does not want to launch a write-in campaign for the general election. so we'll just see what he has
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to say today. a couple other races before we go. council chair, the new one will be kwame drown -- brown it looks lick if it gets through the general election. phil mendelsohn keeps his seat. ward one, jim graham. ward five, harry thomas. and eleanor holmes norton for the d.c. delegate. they all remain in their seats before the the general election. while all this a leaks excitement was going on, there was a bizarre accident at fenty headquarters. a volunteer fell and crashed through a plate glass window just before midnight. this happened while karen gray houston was on the air live updating election results. >> those are the people who were targeted by the get out to vote effort of the -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaned against the glass. >> we are told the volunteer fell through a nine by nine foot window and was bleeding
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pretty badly from the head. the good news here, the man was able to walk to an ambulance. so far though, no word on his condition this morning. now, to the prince george's county race for county executive. let's talk about that. that was rushern baker beating the four challengers. we continue with this morning's team coverage with stacy cohan. she is live in upper marlboro with the latest there. we are outside the county administration building. it is home to the county executive and will soon have a new inhabitant in the form of one rushern baker. this is bake are's third attempt to win the county executive race. it appears the third time was the charm. he beat out a field of four other candidates but his many candidate was michael jackson. interestingly, jackson was endorsed by jack johnson, current county executive. so whether or not the vote this
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time was a message of anti- incumbent against mr. jackson or a vote for mr. baker. mr.baker is is very happy. he is scheduling a news conference at 11:00 p.m. turning now to the hotly contested race for prince george's county state's attorney. five democratic candidates vying to succeed glen ivey. the race for governor in maryland is set. it will be a rematch of the 2006 battle between robert ehrlich and martin o'malley. governor o'malley easily beat two challengers in the democratic primary winning 8 #% of the vote. on the republican side, former governor ehrlich captured the gop nomination with 75% of the vote over challenger brian murphy. we are going to hear from o'malley and ehrlich coming up in just about 10 minutes. we'll check out results for the
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u.s. senate primaries in maryland. it was a senate primary in delaware that is really grabbing nationwide attention actually stunning upset for a career politician at the hands of the tea party. we'll have more on that next. as we go to break, results from the d.c. council at large and ward primaries, incumbents in all the contested races have won their nominations and will be on the ballot in november. we'll be right back. - thank you.
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- mmmmmm. - it'll blow 'em away. ( crashing ) man, that's good. man, that's good. velveeta and rotel. man, that's good. welcome back. there were several other primaries around the country yesterday including one in delaware where the tea party candidate pulled off an upset there. christine o'donnell beat veteran republican candidate mike canada is until a surprising win. she got a lot of help from the tea party express, a california political committee that poured more than $230,000 into her
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campaign. in new york, veteran congressman charles rangel has won his democratic primary despite waiting a trial before the house ethics committee. he has hinted he might be willing to agree it a settlement of those charges. in new hampshire, it happens the tea party candidate will win the republican senate nomination. he is leading the gop-backed candidate. sarah shourd was greeted by her mother when she arrived last night from iran. she was let go after oman mediated a deal for a $500,000 bail. shourd spent 13 months behind bars. her fiance and friends are still being held on spying charges. all three maintained they
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accidentally crossed into iran during a hike. officials are trying to determine the cause of an explosion at a tennessee plant. it happened at a plant near memphis that specializes in military flares. six people were injured. they had to be airlifted to a hospital. firefighters had to stay back and let the fire burn itself out because of the threat of another possible explosion. we still have plenty ahead coming up on fox 5 morning news including more results from yesterday's primaries. the race for maryland governor will be a rematch. up next, we'll hear from current governor martin o'malley and former governor robert ehrlich. tucker with the latest. >> just a beautiful start to the day. nice, cool temperatures. 50s and low 60s. bring along a jacket. get ready for some sunshine. julie will have your on-time traffic coming up right after the break. the challenge jobs. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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big news coming out of the primary elects. d.c. will have a new mayor. vincent gray beat out adrian fenty in the democratic primary mayoral race. a fenty spokesman says the mayor has conceded and plans to call gray to congratulate him. gray's victory means he is pretty much a shoe-in for mayor since he faces no gop
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competition in november's general election but it has been an exciting primary. definitely exciting to see that we have great temperatures again today. >> going to be a gorgeous day. more sunshine than yesterday and temperatures once again in the 80s and a nice comfortable start to the day. you can get under the covers here during the early-morning hours. let's get to it. we'll talk bus stop forecast. kids headed out to school might want to check it here particularly off to the north and west where we've got some 50s, even some low 50s well off to the north and west. just a couple of clouds out there. the cool temperatures, sunrise this morning, 6:49 a.m. you can see it will be a nice day. let's do temperatures. nice, cool, comfortable start off to the west. 50s, lots of 50s. manassas, 52 degrees. gaithersburg, 54. frederick, 52. 64 in washington. i mentioned it will be another beautiful day and it is. our high temperatures back in
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the 80s. whole lot of nothing going on across the mid-atlantic. can you see we have very quiet conditions across the mid- atlantic. out to the west, we have our next frontal system. area of low pressure across central portions of the country will track up into the great lakes and to our north and drag a cold front through here. that will be late in the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. lots of sunshine today. during the day tomorrow, we'll see more in the way of cloudiness and an increasing chance for showers, madeleine albright a thunderstorm tomorrow night. that will set us up for the nice weekend. we need the rain. until tomorrow evening, gorgeous weather for the remainder of today. 83 your afternoon high. lots of sunshine. wind will be lighter than yesterday. wind out of the north and east at five miles per hour. generally a good-looking five- day forecast. best chance of rain late in the day tomorrow lingering into friday morning. we clear out friday afternoon
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and that sets us up for a fantastic weekend. beautiful saturday, lots of sunshine. a few pore clouds on sunday. highs each day in the low 80s. overnight lows in the upper 50s and low 60s. wish it was like this year round. let's get to some on-time traffic and julie wright has the latest. >> 50s? oh, my goodness. got to they another blanket on the bed with that kind of temperature. on the roads, lane are open if you are traveling around the top stretch leaving college incidents to ver to 270. reported. you will find lanes are open if you are traveling on 29 leaving whited oak headed out towards university boulevard. in virginia, northbound i-95 off to a quiet start and incident-free as you continue outs lorton and no problems to report on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the race for maryland
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governor will have a familiar ring come november. this morning, incumbent governor martin o'malley is celebrating an easy victory in the democratic primary and former governor robert ehrlich got the gop nod. our team election coverage continues with fox 5's bob barnard. >> good to see you. >> reporter: greeting his campaign staff and a half handful of supporters, martin o'malley is off and running towards november's general elect. he is speaking his second term as the free state's chief executive. >> there is a lot at stake and first and foremost is whether we're able to move out of this recession and transform our economy and move to an era where there is greater job opportunities and people are able to go back to work. that is first and foremost the number one priority is getting our people back to work. >> the campaign spending more than $5 billion this year on public education.
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look at schooled and they are cutting support staff. some schools are like hoarding their post-it notes. what do you say to families who have kids in public education where times are really tough. >> student achievement has never been higher than it is right now. we've made record investments on the state side in public education but there is not a state in the country that didn't tightening its belt as moms and dads and businesses are doing all over country. the fact of the matter remains our schools are by experts declared the best when it comes to the number of kids in high schools that are taking ap courses and passing them. the degree to which we've actually narrowed at achievement gap in recent years. we are the only state in america to go four years in a row without a penny's increase in college tuition. >> governor o'malley says in this campaign session when incumbent democrats are running scared is not but he says he
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has to work hard to beat bob ehrlich in november. on the republican side, bob ehrlich handily beat his opponent brian murphy. ehrlich who want an endorsement from senator john mccain pulled in a strong showing winning nearly 80% of republicans. he says he will use the next two months to remind voters he is the best candidate to lead maryland out of the economic slump. >> our message is stop, wait, give us seven weeks. give us seven weeks. there is hope, a different kind of hope. it is real hope. it is substantive hope. it is serious hope and it is proven performance coming back to annapolis. >> now, ehrlich has said he needs to be competitive in montgomery county to win. his running mate for lieutenant governor, mary cain is from potomac and he is expected to target montgomery county over the next few weeks. staying in maryland now where the state has a familiar
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democratic nominee for the u.s. senate, senator barbara mikulski won the nomination for a fifth term there, an easy victory for the incumbent there. 82% as you will see. some other stories making headlines this morning. an accused drunk driver could soon be facing involuntary manslaughter charges. a woman passed away yesterday after a six-day fight to survive. he and her friend were hit last week at the intersection of florida and u in adams morgan. the driver then crashed into a restaurant. police arrested 2-year-old shamika aadams of mitchellville. both victims had just started a new semester at johns hopkins. >> johns hopkins has a great system in place with counselors available so we've been able to hold some sessions, some open forum second-degrees if students wanted to come talk about their situation and their
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feelings. >> classmate melissa bosk is still recovering but has been released from the hospital. the driver of the car was order into a high intensity supervision program. she is not allowed to drink any alcohol but all of these conditions may change if new charges are filed today. a frightening robbery in virginia. take a look at. this police released surveillance video hoping for a tip that will lead them to the suspect. it happened yesterday afternoon at the hair cuttery in ashburn. keep an eye on the man in the hat. he walks into the salon pretending to do some shopping. but when the employee opens the register, he pulls a knife on her. the suspect got away with all the cash in the register. fortunately, no one was hurt. florida police are looking for clues in the murder of an alexandria businessman. system we'll del braco was found dead in his pompano beach apartment over the weekend.
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he was president and ceo of pci communication. police say an autopsy does confirm it was a homicide. a scandal cause as a former heisman trophy winner to give back that prestigious prize. we'll have more on that coming up next, plus other sports news for you. as we go to break axe look at results of congressional primaries in maryland. incumbents had a pretty good night in districts four, five, six and eight. you can see all the results of the races in maryland and d.c. on our web site, myfoxdc.com. first, a check on some of another races. we'll start now with the house race in maryland's district four. we'll be right back.
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to a real person in less than a minute. it pays to discover. sports news now where the washington nationals have snapped their six-game losing streak. they blanked the atlanta braves last night 6-0. adam dunn hit his 35th homer of the season. pitcher levon hernandez hit his 10th career home run. nats get their first shut-out since july 27th. the nfl is investigating the alleged harrassment of mexican reporter inez sims. she is talking about the independent and she is not the only one. it is unfollowedding on the internet. laura evans has more. >> reporter: an apology from
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the owner of the new york jets football team to inez sains. she says she was a target of catcalls and whistles. she tried to ignore them. >> i tried to minimize the effect and say don't worry. focus on your job and try to pretrend nothing happened. >> reporter: some say what she wore was provocative. on twitter, she defended herself showing a picture of how she was dressed. >> i say okay if a pair of jeans, a white blouse is provocative, all the women are provocative because it is very common to dress like this and for covering sports, i think it is very usual to do it. >> reporter: but that prompted a flurry of responses on twitter. one says if you don't want to be treated like a sex object, don't wear your jeans so tight and learn something about the sport. another, she is wearing a pair of jeans. she just happens to have a great body. and another says, let's be real. double standards should not
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exist. >> i think the good point about this is that the actions that have all the nfl, the team and everything because, if a woman is a professional and goes to do her job in a professional way, she deserves to be treated like a professional, not only like a woman that is crossing in front of them. >> reporter: then to bring even more attention to the story, redskins running back clinton portis talked about the situation tuesday on the mike wise radio show on 106.7. >> you know, you are in the locker room with 63 guys. you see a nice woman in the locker room, i think a lot of guys want to say something to that woman. >> portis has apologized for his comment. the association for women in sports says she was not the one making the formal complaint and another witness made the initial claims against the jets. the team owner has spoken to the reporter and assured

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